Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
New Court Filing Says Picard Lawsuit Built On Shaky Evidence

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported about some new documents filed by the Mets in Manhattan federal court on Thursday as they continue to push for a summary judgement to dismiss the suit by trustee Irving Picard, before it goes to trial on March 19. Mets lawyers are arguing that Picard has failed to […]

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Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Q&A With Seedlings To Stars – Part Two

Here is the second and final part of the Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Who is most likely the shortstop of the future for the Mets Jordany Valdespin or Danny Muno? Nathaniel: I have to take Valdespin […]

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Orange & Blue And All For You, Kid…

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Orange & Blue And All For You, Kid…

Orange and Blue, and all for you, Kid… Earlier today, New York State senator Marty Golden, announced that the Empire State Building would be lit up with orange and blue lights tonight in honor of Gary Carter. That’s the view of the Empire State Building from SB Nation’s Rob Neyer that he just posted on […]

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Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Collins All Smiles After Santana Completes Bullpen Session

  Good news today as Mets ace Johan Santana threw 25 pitches during a brief bullpen session, his first work from a mound since an instructional league last Fall. The southpaw felt great afterwards and is scheduled to throw from a mound again on Tuesday. As he did last spring with Carlos Beltran, manager Terry […]

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Talking Mets Minors With Seedlings To Stars – Part One

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Talking Mets Minors With Seedlings To Stars – Part One

Today I have the pleasure of treating you to a terrific Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Last week they posted their 2012 Mets Prospect List, and what makes theirs so unique is that they do theirs by listing […]

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Citi Field Tribute: We Remember Gary Carter 1954 – 2012

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field Tribute: We Remember Gary Carter 1954 – 2012

A beautiful and fitting tribute by the New York Mets at Citi Field. Here at Mets Merized Online, we’ll pay tribute to Gary Carter for “8″ days –  with thoughts and well wishes from both our readers and writers. We invite you to share your thoughts, old photos, collectibles, or anything you deem fitting. We’ll also be […]

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Rotation Concerns, 2012 Callups, Alderson

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Rotation Concerns, 2012 Callups, Alderson

ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin had his weekly chat on Thursday and I cherry picked a few questions I thought would make for an interesting debate. With all of the potential question marks with the rotation, how could they not bring in one pitcher to compete for a job? Money. Bottom line is Dillon Gee […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Reyes Still Hurt Mets Never Offered A Contract

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Reyes Still Hurt Mets Never Offered A Contract

Here’s something you may have missed on MLB.com, but originally featured in the NY Post. As Jose Reyes prepares for his first Spring Training as a Marlin, the former Mets shortstop told the New York Post he’s still a bit hurt that the Mets didn’t offer him a contract. “I understand it’s a tough situation […]

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Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Waiting Until Piazza Is Selected To HOF Before Retiring His Number

David Lennon of Newsday tweeted that the Mets will wait to retire Piazza’s No. 31 until he is selected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Lennon also speculates that Piazza will get selected on the first ballot, and that he will go into the Hall wearing a Mets cap. ESPN’s Adam Rubin disagrees that Piazza […]

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Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Scout Scott Kazmir

The Mets planned to send a scout to a scheduled showcase in Houston for the team’s former top draft pick, Scott Kazmir, a club insider told the New York Daily News. Kazmir, 28, is trying to jump start his once-promising career and has scheduled a workout for Wednesday. The Mets drafted Kazmir in the first round of the […]

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